Brown, Kellie D.
Dr. Kellie Dubel Brown is a member of the Milligan College Music Faculty where she serves as Chair of the Music Department and Director of the Strings Program and of the Milligan College Orchestra. Dr. Brown is a frequent performer throughout East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia and is the founder and principal violinist of the Appalachian String Quartet. She also serves as the Assistant Concertmaster for the Symphony of the Mountains. In addition to publishing many compositions and arrangements, she has also published articles and is a frequent presenter, clinician, and adjudicator. Dr. Brown has studied at Furman University, East Tennessee State University, and Appalachian State University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in music education, a Master’s degree in violin performance, and a Doctoral Degree in higher education administration, with an emphasis in music administration.2005 0-7734-6158-2
Since the earliest civilizations, a connection has existed between music and the literary arts. From the Old Testament and ancient Greek poets to the great operatic masterpieces of the nineteenth century, music and words have forged an inseparable bond. This relationship is not only seen in musical genres but in a prolific output of novels for adults and children that contain musical themes, characters, and/or settings.
This book is the result of many years of research into fiction that has this musical connection. Focusing on novels mainly from the twentieth century, this volume contains an extensive annotated list featuring works for adult, young adult and juvenile audiences and also represents a wide range of musical genre from classical to jazz to rap. Following the annotations, this book provides a comprehensive listing of all titles sorted by reading level and by musical genres to assist librarians, educators, and readers in finding the precise book for a given need or interest.